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  • Writer's pictureNurfa'ain Rosdin

When Does the Home Inspection Usually Take Place?

Home inspections are essential in order to ensure that there are no major problems with the property that could end up costing you a lot of money down the road.

Home inspections are often one of the most overlooked aspects when buying or selling a home, but they're an absolute must! In this article, we will walk you through five different cases and show why getting your property evaluated by professionals is important.

1. After Receiving The Keys

You may be eager to move in and start enjoying your new home. However, this is also the time when you're most likely to find problems that need to be fixed. Whether it’s a new or a sub-sale property, having it checked at this stage may help you identify any issues and get them sorted before they become bigger problems in the future.

2. Before Moving In

If you wait until you've already moved into the property, you may find it more difficult to get the rectification works carried out. This is a huge problem for property owners especially when this happens after the Defect Liability Period (DLP) has already expired (standard DLP of 24 months), which means they have to spend money solving the issue on their own and at their own risk. However, every homeowner should be aware that defect rectification by the Developer can only come into play during the DLP period (if no changes have been made to their home).

3. Before Renting Out A Property

Before renting out your property, it's important to make sure that it meets all the necessary safety standards. A home inspection can help identify any potential hazards, such as electrical problems or water leakages. This will give you the chance to get these fixed before anyone moves in, and avoid any nasty surprises further down the line.

4. Before Renovation Takes Place

If you're planning to carry out a renovation project, it's a good idea to proceed with a home inspection first. This will help you to understand the current condition and identify any structural damages, electrical issues, plumbing problems, and more that need to be taken into account before renovation work begins. With this information, you will get an idea of how much renovation work needs to be done and the hidden cost that you might not think of.

5. Before Selling Your Property To New Owner

The condition of your property is one thing that can make or break its value. Therefore, it is advisable to have your property checked and fixed before selling it to the new owner. By providing an accurate and good report of the unit's condition, you might be able to sell it at a high market value.

6. Before Buying A Subsale Property

Before buying a sub-sale property, it is always better to do a thorough inspection to make sure that the unit you acquire is worth the money you invest in and also to avoid any issues later down the line. Ignoring this step might end up costing much more! Knowing that the house is in good condition can save you from a lot of headaches and possible regrets in the future, so make sure to check out any potential homes before you commit!

Inspections are an important part of the home-buying process, so make sure you schedule one before making your final decision to move in, rent out, or sell it to a new homeowner. If you need a little help or guidance, don’t hesitate to reach our team via Whatsapp, Email, or even on our social media. We will be happy to help you whenever you need us! :)

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